HR already has a mandate to support the business in achieving its objectives – whether stated explicitly by its leadership, or implicitly because leaders know people are their greatest asset and risk and they need HR to guide and support them.

The message that HR’s role has changed to a value-adding business partner is not ‘new’ anymore. The next wave of changes that will impact business and HR is already upon us, and yet many HR functions have not demonstrated over the past few decades that they can make a difference.


By Liezel Pheiffer Blignaut (Founder and CEO of Human Capital Business Solutions)

Published in the HR Voice